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Whistle Blowers: Saints or Sinners

Any help with these questions would be much appreciated. Case Study is attached.

Thank you.

1. Do you believe that whistle-blowing is good for organizations and its members, or is it, as David Stetler believes, often a means to extort financial gains from companies?

2. How might self-fulfilling prophecy affect a whistle-blower's search for incriminating evidence against a company?

3. When frivolous lawsuits occur, how might these cases affect future whistle-blowers who have a valid legal claim against their company? Would they be more or less likely to come forward? How might their claims be evaluated? What should companies and the government do to prevent frivolous lawsuits?

4. Do you believe that employees of a company have an ethical obligation to first attempt to report wrong-doing to members of the company itself, or should they go straight to the authorities when they suspect illegal activity? What are some advantages and disadvantages of both actions?

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Thank you for posting today. It is my goal to provide ideas, definitions, research help, and instructions on how you, the student, should approach the assignment.

I will engage in a discussion about each question presented, but I want to highlight that some of this stuff is subjective, and you are welcome to disagree with me when I take the view that whistleblowers are saints.

1. Do you believe that whistle-blowing is good for organizations and its members, or is it, as David Stetler believes, often a means to extort financial gains from companies? In my opinion, whistle-blowers keep companies honest. In fact, if we had more whistleblowers there may not have even been the current economic crisis caused by all sorts of bad behavior in the banking and lending sector. Now having said that, employees who suspect something is up ...

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